Church Blog (Page 4)

Church Blog (Page 4)

Trinity Food Bank

Our referrals come from Neighbour Link, a local Christian charity. They keep records of people requesting help, and are able to discern how best to give that help. TUC is only one of the Food Banks that provide for the community, but we are one of the few who have a budget to keep our shelves stocked. Neighbour Link has expressed great appreciation for our continued ability to support this ministry, especially during the time where other shelves are bare.…

Thanksgiving Dinner

On Sunday, October 2nd, a feast of turkey and trimmings was offered to members of the congregation. Men’s Group took the lead, but with plenty of help from others.

Refuge Team Update – Sept 2016

We have had a very busy and rewarding summer. First family On July 12, at the Kelowna airport, we welcomed Trinity’s first family, Paridokht “Pari” and her son Martin after they had travelled for more than 36 hours from Turkey. Pari and Martin are sponsored under the B V O R (Blended Visa Office Referred) program. This is a shared sponsorship with the federal government, under which they receive financial support (equivalent to provincial social allowance) for their first six…

Job Opportunity – Part Time Music Director

Trinity United Church is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic part time Music Director! The Music Director enriches the congregation’s worship and spiritual life through music. In Partnership with the Lead Minister and Worship Team, the Music Director is responsible for planning, leading and directing music for worship services. This is a part time position (estimated 15 hours a week) and is scheduled to commence in October, 2016. Resumes may be dropped off at our office at Trinity United Church at…

May Board Report

Members of your board met May 14 and we had a very busy agenda. We received reports from the treasurer and the worship and education and pastoral care and outreach liaisons on the ongoing activities within the congregation, as well as an extensive report from the property and stewardship liaison. Among the actions taken on the property front are replacing the hot water tank because it’s at the end of its useful life. Measures will also be taken to enhance…

Refugee Team update – May 1, 2016

Vernon has welcomed it’s first Syrian family. Yussef and Fauda Alfaauri, and their five children, came to Vernon, in mid April, and are Government Sponsored Refugees.

April Board Report

Members of your board met April 17 and I would like to provide you with a brief update of our activities at that session. Rev. Jeff Seaton provided us further details on his sabbatical from May 29 until the end of September and those details were provided to the congregation last Sunday. A report was also received from the pastoral care and outreach liaison, Val Holowach, and the board has asked that the refugee committee provided the congregation with an update…

Sabbatical

A message from Board chair Richard Rolke: It will catch some of you by surprise, as it did me, but we have an important passage in Trinity’s history to acknowledge. It has been five years since Jeff joined us as our minister. Through his leadership, our congregation has tackled some significant issues and looked positively towards the future, while he has also led us on an evolving and fulfilling faith journey. On behalf of the board and congregation, I would…

Refugee Team Update

Our experience over the last six months has taken many twists and turns. When we started on this journey, we were seeing refugees fleeing Syria in the most desperate circumstances.  We knew that Canada would be accepting 25,000 refugees in a short time frame. We assumed that there would be a great need for sponsors for these families. However, a different process was used for the government assisted refugees and sponsoring groups like us were pretty much left out in…

Easter Music

Trinity Chancel Choir perform “Christ Has Broken Down the Wall” on Easter Sunday. Easter 2016 from Trinity Vernon on Vimeo. Chimes Chimes from Trinity Vernon on Vimeo.

Governing “Just Right”

Dear members of the Trinity family, One of the important conversations we had at our Annual Meeting a few weeks ago was about our governance model and our decision-making processes. As I heard that conversation, and from what I have heard in follow up one-on-one conversations, there is a curiosity about how “open” or how “rigid” our governance model is. This article does the best job I’ve seen at explaining approaches to this question. Using the labels the author sets…

Men’s Group Cooks!

Paddy’s Squeal Dinner The Trinity Men’s Group made dinner for about 120 members of the congregation and guests. In keeping with the St Patricks Day theme, simple food, but good food.

Letter from Diana

Diana Ward’s letter to the Trinity choir. Hi Choir, I just wanted to follow up to our conversation last night. For those who were not there, I let the choir know that I will be stepping back from my role of music director, including leading the choir, as of May 15.

Church Board Update

By Richard Rolke, Chair, Board of Trinity Members of your board met Feb. 28. We started off the meeting with Jeff leading us in an interesting discussion about congregational culture. We also took action on a couple of items. Naming of Park First, as part of the agreement with the regional district on Camp Hurlburt, the board has submitted the name Hurlburt Park to be used for the property. It recognizes the long history that Trinity has with the site…

Young Families Potluck

On Sunday Feb 28th the Children, Youth and Family team hosted a potluck for young family’s. It was a great success with 14 adults and 12 children in attendance. Laughs were plentiful, stories were shared, great conversation and delicious food were enjoyed by all in attendance. The direction of the evening was to find out how we can continue to be welcoming to new members of the congregation. We look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.…